- Mar 13, 2006
He hasn't shown this at all. He changed two variables, TIM and heat spreader distance from the cpu. When he puts the Intel TIM on the cooler, then we will know how "poor" the TIM is.All IDC has done is show that poor thermal compound is an issue on his unit. There have been reports of some Ivy Bridge CPUs responding relatively poorly to a change in TIM. This definitely shows what a poor paste job can do, but it doesn't make thermal density any less of an issue.